Relaxed Luxury for Romance, Girlfriend Getaways, Families and Groups
Surround yourself with period antiques, European bedding and the indulgence of fine Italian linens. Many rooms and suites offer patios or terraces, with captivating views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.
Condé Nast’s Top Hotel Spa in North America
The North Carolina Mountains are said to have a healing power all their own. And the minute you enter The Spa at Old Edwards Inn you’ll feel that energy. Voted #1 Hotel Spa in North America by Condé Nast Traveler's readers in 2010.
Mountain Golf Lifestyle in the Tradition of Old Edwards
Old Edwards Club offers the finest in club lifestyle with a relaxed, family environment.  The Tom Jackson designed golf course is an architectural marvel that cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Sustainable Dining In The Western North Carolina Mountains
The restaurants at Old Edwards Inn and Spa offer the freshest and most innovative cuisine in the North Carolina Mountains. Special wine dinners throughout the season combine a wide variety of wines with the award-winning cuisine of Chef Chris Huerta.
Shopping At Old Edwards Inn
The best shopping in Highlands can be found at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. You’ll find unique home décor, antiques and accessories, ladies designer wear, meaningful gifts for the mind, body and spirit and more.
Experience
Activities abound at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. The award-winning Spa with Serenity Solarium and Fireside Lounge beckons for some quite me time, while our three heated pools and Kelsey Game Room make family time enjoyable.
Destination Weddings, Corporate Retreats and Meetings

Old Edwards features a wide variety of accommodations and gathering spaces to accommodate productive corporate meeting, stunning destination wedding, memorable family reunions and other group gatherings.

Highlands, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Situated at 4118 feet, Highlands, North Carolina sits as the crowning jewel on the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  On the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa provides unparalleled luxury and leisure to visitors of the Highlands area.

Call Us Today at 866-526-8008

Root Bound

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

A Full Immersion Weekend of Food, Spirits, Music and "Edutainment"
All events are open to the public.

Featuring Celebrated Chefs of Southern Appalachia
Travis Milton | Adam Hayes | Denny Trantham | Shelley Cooper
Sheri Castle | Louis OsteenLisa Donovan
and Old Edwards Executive Chef Chris Huerta

With Ronni Lundy, Author of Victuals, Jed Portman of Garden and Gun, Allan Benton of Benton’s Country Hams, Nancy Payne Bruns of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works and Frank Vickery, director of ceramics of The Bascom.

Friday Night
Family-Style Dinner by Chef Shelley Cooper with a Cocktail Arrival and welcome by Cookbook Author Sheri Castle

Share an authentic Appalachian dinner in the rustic surroundings of Springhouse at Old Edwards. Wine and bourbon will flow freely around the tables at this family-style celebration of the bounties of the mountains.   

9 PM BLUEGRASS LEGEND DARRELL SCOTT AT HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE  $55  

Saturday
LUNCH AND DAYTIME "EDUTAINMENT" SESSIONS AT THE BASCOM  $60
Participants may attend both a morning and afternoon workshop.

10 -11 AM | MORNING WORKSHOPS
Hand-Pies with Lisa Donovan | Travis Milton
Pottery by Frank Vickery | Wood Turning
Ham, Biscuits & Gravy Yumminess
Allan Benton | Louis Osteen | Sheri Castle

11:15 AM - 12 PM |  KEYNOTE
Author Ronni Lundy
Jed Portman of Garden and Gun

12 - 1 PM  | “MINER’S LUNCHBOX” LUNCH
AT THE SPRINGHOUSE AT OLD EDWARDS

Sip hard cider while Victuals author Ronni Lundy and Garden and Gun Editor Jed Portman pair up for an entertaining Appalachian Chat session, followed by a lunch created by Chefs Travis Milton and Chris Huerta inspired by traditional miners' lunchboxes of Appalachia.   

12:40 - 1:15 PM  | RETAIL FARMER’S MARKET
Browse through a retail farmers market of local and regional providers for goodies to take home and cook up your own Appalachian victuals.

1:30 - 2:30 PM | AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
J.Q. Dickinson Salt Session & Tasting Nancy Payne Bruns
Cooking Demo from Rhubarb Cookbook Sheri Castle
Pottery by Frank Vickery | Wood Turning

Saturday Night
6:30 PM CHEFS OF APPALACHIA PRESENT A DINNER AT THE FARM   $175
Chefs Travis Milton, Adam Hayes and Chris Huerta
Pairings by Nick Demos |  Live music by Nitrograss

Sunday
Live Music by Curtis Blackwell and the Dixie Bluegrass Band

RETAIL FARMERS MARKET | Browse through a retail farmers market of local and regional providers for goodies to take home and cook up your own Appalachian victuals.

Weekend Pass | $395    Early Bird Weekend Pass Through January 23 | $365

For more information and to book your room, call (888) 690-4760.

Pricing does not include overnight accommodations, taxes or any applicable gratuity.

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445 Main St. Highlands, NC 28741